Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Give the Gift of a Tablescape......

When you love doing something give it as a gift.  That is what I did for a dear friend today!  It was such a joy to surprise her with this gift.  Thank you Sherry for allowing me to spread my obsession of tablescaping all the way to your house!

The dinnerware is Thomson Pottery - I loved the look - the square dishes made it contemporary and the dots looked like ornaments.  Thought it was the best choice making it versatile for every day use and for the holidays! 

As always - thanks to Susan at BNOTP for sponsoring Tablescape Thursdays. Remember: "Around the world - - life is best around the table". Thanks for visiting; please leave some encouraging words!

47th - Tablescape & Barscape - A little green for Christmas

For this week's tablescape - wasn't ready to put out the full Christmas settings - but am getting in the mood for some Christmas Decorations; the tree is up and waiting for it to fall out to decorate it, the wreath is on the door!  Slowly but surely we are getting the house ready for all the joy that Christmas brings!  So with "green" being the color of choice - here is "A little bit of Christmas - Green"  to mark the beginning growth of the Spirit!  
 Love this "new" green for Christmas it called for my "Royal Staffordshire - Windsong" ironstone.

 This little present box was so perfect, easy to decorate and change with the color scheme.

 Have been putting together Pflatzgraff sets and I have been so success with this white set  - just last week came across the coffee pot server at Goodwill.
And now for the matching barscape...

 Found this reindeer and feel in love had to adopt him and bring him home!

 The chargers are glass very lightly tinted green.
 This green/white ironstone is another Royal Staffordshire - J&G Meakin - England - "Renaissance". This ironstone is hand engraved.

Ironstone dinnerware - Royal Staffordshire "Windsong" - purchased the entire set for 6 - $11 at Hospice Thrift Store
The silverware set was $5 from a garage sale
The chargers were $4 for the four of them from Jericho Road Ministries Thrift Store
The placemats - $3 for four - Hospice Thrift Store
The napkins - $2 for four - Hospice Thrift Store
The napkin rings - $1 for four - Salvation Army
The little silver Christmas Trees - $.79 each at Hospice
The silver present box - $1.59 from Hospice
The green velvet ribbon is from Hospice - $.99
The Pflatzgraff set:  Coffee pot - $6.06 from Goodwill; the creamer from Jericho Road Ministries - $1; and the creamer from a different Goodwill for $2.06.
The Barscape:
Green Placemats - $.79 each - Beall's Outlet
Green Glass Chargers - $1.25 each - Jericho Road Ministries
J&G Meakin Ironstone "renaissance" - $1 each plate - Hospice
The white bowls are Pier One - purchased at Goodwill for $2.06 each
The silver set - private owner posted on Craig's List the entire set - $20 w/box.
The glasses are from Goodwill - $1.06 each.
The reindeer was $4.99 at Salvation Army
As always - thanks to Susan at BNOTP for sponsoring Tablescape Thursdays. Remember: "Around the world - - life is best around the table". Thanks for visiting: please leave some encouraging words!
Thought I would share this....purchased these clip on green pointsetta's at Walmart for $1 each and in removing them from the bag I cut off their tags and clipped them to this pie plate holder to get them out of my way...
Loved how they looked so I left them there for our dinner party...